Bouquet: Aromas of ripe tropical fruits, ripe citrus, melon, tangerine.
Palate: Textural, juicy acidity, minerality, refreshing lemon/lime infused finish.
Food match: White meats, pale cheeses, seafood especially scallops and oysters.
Cellaring: Ideally enjoyed as a young wine, may be cellared for 2+ years.
|Residual Sugar||2.6 g/l|
If only all New Zealand sauvignon blancs were as compelling as this consistently brilliant offering from Dog Point in Marlborough. I could certainly drink a fair amount of this with its standout tropical fruit salad and Thai herbs on the nose, leading to a palate with textural interest, brisk, refreshing acidity, flinty minerality and citrus notes. Indigenous fermentation to a portion of the fruit has added interest, but this is certainly not one of those over-worked Kiwi savvys where it is all about how clever the winemaker is. Lovely drinking and a congenial companion for seafood and shellfish.More Reviews